Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

Categories: Culture | Design and Architecture

It seems to us natural to see ancient Romans in white marble. The faces of emperors impassively watching us through the millennia. But thanks to the sculptor Salva Ruano we can take a look at their true faces. What was the first impression, if we were to meet the Emperor Caligula in real life? We offer to your attention a curious result of the project "Caesars of Rome" (Césares de Roma).

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

29-year-old Italian from Malaga (Italy) revived the masterpieces of the sculptors of Ancient Rome using modern materials. With Hyper realistic reconstruction, he demonstrated looked like the Roman emperors Caligula, Julius Caesar, Nero, Augustus.

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

He used the materials and technology of Hollywood. As models were made by the Museum's sculptures of famous emperors of Ancient Rome.

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

Many believe that the cruel Emperor is very similar to our contemporary, the British actor Jack Gleeson, who played such a cruel aristocrat, Joffrey Baratheon. But in fact, it looked like this...

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

Before the re-establishment of the person of Caligula sculptor had to learn a lot of literary, archaeological sources. During the life of a cruel ruler who made a lot of enemies, because the chroniclers did not only not kept, but perverted the physical image of the Emperor Caligula.

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

It is obvious that he grew bald head, had a wide forehead. Given the abundance of body hair, it is reasonable to assume that Caligula was a brunette.

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

The sculptor has recreated an exact copy of the clay, giving the expression of the face, pores, wrinkles, moles.

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

Special silicone similar to human skin with great accuracy. Then insert the artificial eye and placed the hair.

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

Salva Rouen used goat hair and human hair. Hairstyle should match the original. Sounds a little creepy, but the result exceeded expectations.

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

Due to the unusual hobby of the Italian sculptor, we had the opportunity to learn how to look famous Emperor Caligula.

Here's how it really looked like the cruel Emperor Caligula

Salve Ruano enriched the history, freeing human nature from the cold marble. Recall, this is not the only reconstruction of the sculptor. Previously, he presented looked like the other emperors of Ancient Rome.

Keywords: Recreation | Emperor | Image | Realism | Sculptor

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